“Naturally”, we’re big fans of the Porsche 911; particularly the ones that remain naturally aspirated. The Porsche 911 GT3 is of course one of the few non-turbo Porsches left, and gets updated for 2022.  

Getting right to the good stuff, its 4.0-liter flat-6 engine carries over from 2019’s Speedster, but new pistons and other minor tweaks put numbers at 502-horsepower and 346 lb-ft. of torque; enough for 3.2-second 0-60s. 

And as before, both it and most of this cars chassis and suspension parts are of course shared with Porsche’s GT3 Cup race car; in fact, virtually nothing underneath the car is common with 911 Carreras.  

Greg Carloss: "I love the way in which Porsche pushes the performance limits of the GT3. They say 'we’re sticking with a naturally aspirated engine. We’ll get as much power out of it as we can, but let’s focus on other aspects to make it faster.' And so they do things like switch to a double wishbone front suspension, add downforce with a more race inspired rear wing and now it laps the Nordschleife 17 seconds faster than the previous GT3...with just 2 more horsepower."

Both 6-speed manual and PDK transmissions will be available; as will the GT3 Touring sleeper special.  

Now, for every bit of performance Porsche adds in, they also try to take weight out to maximize the affect.  So, the new GT3 has more carbon fiber than ever for the wider bodywork, and thinner glass as we saw in the GT2 RS.  

Inside, you’ll get unique gauges with “Track Screen” that eliminates all but the vitals; while a new multifunction steering wheel goes the opposite direction, no longer being free of controls.   

Built for the track, already a winner in our hearts; the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 will arrive here this fall.

You can bet we’ll have plenty more on the GT3 soon, here on MotorWeek.


  • Engine: 4.0L flat-6
  • Horsepower: 502
  • Torque: 346 lb-ft
  • 0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds